Archive | March 27, 2014

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Stephan’s Quintet Plus One
Image Assembly & Processing: Robert Gendler and Judy Schmidt
Image Data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive, R. Gendler

Explanation: The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan’s Quintet is featured in this remarkable image constructed with data drawn from Hubble Legacy Archive and the Subaru Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea. The galaxies of the quintet are gathered near the center of the field, but really only four of the five are locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters taking place some 300 million light-years away. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have a more dominant yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptive gravitational tides. The mostly bluish galaxy, NGC 7320, is in the foreground about 40 million light-years distant, and isn’t part of the interacting group. Still, captured in this field above and to the left of Stephan’s Quintet is another galaxy, NGC 7320C, that is also 300 million light-years distant. Of course, including it would bring the four interacting galaxies back up to quintet status. Stephan’s Quintet lies within the boundaries of the high flying constellation Pegasus. At the estimated distance of the quintet’s interacting galaxies, this field of view spans over 500,000 light-years.

Tomorrow’s picture: crown of the sun

THE SPHINX—–QUESTIONS

Sphinx Main
The Editor:   With Putin thinking he is Joseph Stalin is Amigo doing anything to prevent an invasion from the Ruskies, Lois ?

Nuclear Cat:   We have a Hydrogen Bomb that Amigo found a couple of nautical miles up the inlet.  All you need is one,  and people will leave you alone, like that goof ball in North Korea.  Except we wouldn’t let Dennis Rodman visit.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18587608

Amigo does a few maintenance things now and then, otherwise it seems to be ready-to-go.

The Editor:  That certainly was fortunate.  Did Amigo have a chance to recover the ones that crashed over North Carolina, or Spain ?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/20/usaf-atomic-bomb-north-carolina-1961

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/h-bomb-lost-in-spain

NC:    Unfortunately no,   at the time they were dropping more than the Kennedy Clan.                    

Glow Cat:  It sure was, we tried this recipe for years but couldn’t get the recipe right.

http://twin-peaks-video.com/darkstar/so_you/want%20to%20build%20an%20h-bomb.htm

The Editor:   Did Putin make fun of Amigo, like he did O ?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/03/russian-deputy-pm-laughs-at-obamas-sanctions/

http://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2014/03/its-ukraine-warballs.html

Island Cat:    No, but Amigo gave him one of our wild horses from Cumberland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CX20bBNJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tRdBsnX4N4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gXY3kuDvSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLsElbW9Xo

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 http://www.todayingeorgiahistory.org/
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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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 http://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/

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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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 http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/aries/
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Your Chinese Horoscope

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http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/
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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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 http://projects.ajc.com/vent/metr

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